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Tooth Extractions in Scotch Plains, NJ

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An extraction is a procedure in which one or more teeth are professionally removed from their sockets. Most extractions are considered part of general dentistry. They are simple, routine procedures performed during a scheduled in-office appointment with our dentists.

What to expect at your Kind Dental visit

Dental extractions in Scotch Plains can seem worrying, especially for children who are unfamiliar with the procedure. However, they are an important part of restoring and maintaining good oral health. In addition, extractions play a role in averting serious problems in the future. Kind Dental offers extractions near you and will help you through the process.

Why Do Patients Need Extractions?

Most dental patients undergo extractions for stubborn baby teeth or wisdom teeth in early adulthood. However, there are many other reasons why our dentists in Scotch Plains, NJ may need to perform an extraction. Here are some situations in which patients would need extractions:

  • Irreparable tooth decay
  • Serious tooth infection
  • Presence of extra teeth
  • Overcrowding of teeth in mouth
  • Removal of baby teeth
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

Extractions are usually performed during an outpatient office visit. If the affected tooth to be extracted is within the gum, impacted, or broken, the process is a bit more complex. In these situations, an oral surgeon may be required to perform the procedure, as incisions may be necessary within the gum tissue.

Extractions in Scotch Plains

When teeth are visible in the mouth, extractions are often simple. Our dentists provide a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth to be extracted. This is to prevent any potential pain during the process. Once the affected tooth is loosened, it is removed.

For routine dental extractions, the recovery is simple and takes just a day or two. Depending on the type of extraction, patients should rest and temporarily limit physical activity. Any prescribed medications should be properly taken. Patients are advised to eat soft foods and brush their teeth carefully so as not to disturb healing in the socket of the extracted tooth.

Dental extraction is generally a common and straightforward procedure with excellent results. Contact Kind Dental for information about extractions near you.

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